Big Brother Naija reunion show has become toxic ; Pack mentality and bullying was encouraged – Former Housemate, Khafi writes
Reality Star and Actress, Khafi Kareem, has reacted to the spate of toxic drama that has emanated from the BBNaija reunion show
According to the former housemate, bullying and pack mentality was encouraged which has turned the reunion show to a toxic one
Read her lengthy statement addressing the show ;
I have decided I will not be uploading a diary session in response to #BBNaijaReunion. [A Thread]
I just finished watching yesterday’s episode (I had only seen snippets) and am disgusted by how Ella was treated & what was permitted in light of such a sensitive situation
The reunion show has become toxic and a line was definitely crossed yesterday. I have always said that whilst Big Brother Naija is a reality TV show for viewers, we must always remember that we are dealing with REAL people’s feelings and REAL people’s emotions.
Depression and suicidal thoughts are REAL TOO and can easily be triggered by this pack mentality gang up and bullying that has been exhibited on the #BigBrotherNaijaReunion show thus far.
No matter how much make up someone wears or how pretty they look or dress on the outside, it means nothing if our hearts are hardened towards our fellow human beings and we lack empathy and respect towards ourselves.
I stand for light and love and genuinely believe in being good to one another, even if we don’t get it right all the time. Some participants on this show however are standing for the complete opposite and I will not encourage this behaviour by engaging with it.
This being said, I will no longer be commenting or responding to anything said on the show. Every single housemate has my number – it is in the WhatsApp group (aka the “safe space” that resulted in shaming someone on national television) yet not one person who has aired a grievance had picked up the phone to call me to discuss or make me aware of any ill feelings they had towards me beforehand, knowing full well I would not be present on the show. This is despite the fact that myself and these persons have previously spoken on the phone jovially & would smile upon seeing me in public, assuring me that all had been forgiven & “what happened in the house stays in the house”, only for the show to uncover what was being harboured behind my back all this time.
I hold no hard feelings towards anyone and DID mean it when *I* said all was forgiven, but I understand that we all grow differently. For those who choose to continuously slander others in order to draw attention to themselves, I do hope it is worth it in the long run.
I had a fantastic time on BBNaija 4 PepperDem however the show has now ended & I have moved on. I hope you do too. May we all be known for the good that we leave behind, not the bad. I hereby wish everyone well.
Signed – Khafi “Your Favourite London Parrot” Kareem.